Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters among Aesthetics, by Heather Davis, Etienne Turpin (eds.)

By Heather Davis, Etienne Turpin (eds.)

Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is inevitably a cultured occasion, this publication explores the connection among modern artwork and information creation in an period of ecological obstacle, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists. participants contain Amy Balkin, Ursula Biemann, Amanda Boetzkes, Lindsay Bremner, Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr, Heather Davis, Sara Dean, Elizabeth Ellsworth & Jamie Kruse (smudge studio), Irmgard Emmelhainz, Anselm Franke, Peter Galison, Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard, Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix (MAP Office), Terike Haapoja & Laura Gustafsson, Laura corridor, Ilana Halperin, Donna Haraway & Martha Kenney, Ho Tzu Nyen, Bruno Latour, Jeffrey Malecki, Mary Mattingly, Mixrice (Cho Jieun & Yang Chulmo), Natasha Myers, Jean-Luc Nancy & John Paul Ricco, Vincent Normand, Richard Pell & Emily Kutil, Tomás Saraceno, Sasha Engelmann & Bronislaw Szerszynski, Ada Smailbegovic, Karolina Sobecka, Zoe Todd, Richard Streitmatter-Tran & Vi Le, Anna-Sophie Springer, Sylvère Lotringer, Peter Sloterdijk, Etienne Turpin, Pinar Yoldas, and Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer & Marina Zurkow.

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By Heather Davis, Etienne Turpin (eds.)

Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is inevitably a cultured occasion, this publication explores the connection among modern artwork and information creation in an period of ecological obstacle, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists. participants contain Amy Balkin, Ursula Biemann, Amanda Boetzkes, Lindsay Bremner, Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr, Heather Davis, Sara Dean, Elizabeth Ellsworth & Jamie Kruse (smudge studio), Irmgard Emmelhainz, Anselm Franke, Peter Galison, Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard, Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix (MAP Office), Terike Haapoja & Laura Gustafsson, Laura corridor, Ilana Halperin, Donna Haraway & Martha Kenney, Ho Tzu Nyen, Bruno Latour, Jeffrey Malecki, Mary Mattingly, Mixrice (Cho Jieun & Yang Chulmo), Natasha Myers, Jean-Luc Nancy & John Paul Ricco, Vincent Normand, Richard Pell & Emily Kutil, Tomás Saraceno, Sasha Engelmann & Bronislaw Szerszynski, Ada Smailbegovic, Karolina Sobecka, Zoe Todd, Richard Streitmatter-Tran & Vi Le, Anna-Sophie Springer, Sylvère Lotringer, Peter Sloterdijk, Etienne Turpin, Pinar Yoldas, and Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer & Marina Zurkow.

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45 See the conversation with Sylvère Lotringer in this volume. 46 Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep (London and New York: Verso, 2014). 47 Esther Leslie, Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry (London: Reaktion Books, 2005), 11. 48 Bill McKibben, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet (New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2010). 49 Bird Rose, “Anthropocene Noir,” 208. 50 Nicholas Mirzoeff, “Visualizing the Anthropocene,” Public Culture 26, no. 2 (2014): 220.

Lane (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983), xiii. 115 See Emmelheinz in this volume. 28 116 On the ethical questions provoked by the Anthropocene thesis, see especially Joanna Zylinska, Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene (London: Open Humanities Press, 2014); Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, and Ruth Fincher, eds. net/gynecene. 117 John Paul Ricco, The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in a Time of Scenes (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2014), 1; for more on shared spaces of unbecoming and their various logics, see also John Paul Ricco, The Logic of the Lure (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2002); and Jean-Luc Nancy and John Paul Ricco in this volume.

Futures Worth Imagining There are still songs to sing beyond mankind. —Paul Celan William S. ”101 The homogenizing trajectory of the global political economy and its modes of state capitalism smells of a moralizing, hypocritical, and cop-ridden planet, where “[t]here are already great islands where the stench announces this ending,”102 where the cumulus excrement of humanity has irreversibly despoiled the earth. But who announces the end? The anthropos? Or the police and the bureaucrats? Who tells us how to feel it, or think it, or obey it?

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